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Post  lookmanoweeds on 5/23/2010, 2:10 am

Hello all,

This is my second year to have a square foot garden. Last year wasn't too successful because we had a very dry summer, and I had trouble keeping the boxes moist enough. In addition to no rain, we also had a varmint control problem. Any time my tomatoes, eggplants or sugar baby watermelons got close to being ready to harvest they would disappear or get nibbled on. I finally threw up my hands and walked away.

This year despite a late start my interest in SFGing has been renewed. This year I mulched the beds with about 1" of pine bark mulch, and I set the beds on the ground (previously they were suspended about 6 inches off the ground). We've had a dry spring, but so far my watering has been at a minimum. My husband and I also put an electric fence around the garden, and so far it's kept the critters at bay.

I've come to the forum to seek advice on our next SFG project - chickens in the SFG. I found a thread related to chickens and the SFG, so I'll post my queries there.



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Good luck and Welcome!

Post  SirTravers on 5/23/2010, 4:46 am

Well hi from just across the western border. Hope you have a better season this year. Have fun and take pictures!


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Post  timwardell on 5/27/2010, 9:18 pm

Hi lookmanoweeds,
Welcome to the Forum. We've got quite a few Texans here. Whereabouts are you in East Texas? I've got family in Palestine.


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Post  carolintexas on 5/28/2010, 1:23 am

Is there anyone else doing square foot gardening in Amarillo Tx that ever visits any forum? Maybe we could meet and discuss our gardens


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Post  lookmanoweeds on 6/3/2010, 8:33 pm

Thanks, SirTravers and Tim,

So far this year is going much better than last. I have some pics over on my blog http://lookmanoweeds.blogspot.com, but I haven't posted any new pics in the past week or so.

I do my gardening in Lufkin, which isn't too terribly far from Palestine in Texas terms.



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